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Beginning Again - Daylong with Anna Douglas, Ph.D.

Beginning Again

I wish that there were some wonderful place
Called the land of Beginning Again,
Where all our mistakes and all our heartaches
And all of our poor selfish grief
Could be dropped like a shabby old coat at the door,
And never put on again.

by Louisa Fletcher

The good news is that there is such a place and we discover it as we practice mindfulness! We learn to let go of the past and see the mirage-like nature of what we call “the future.” Opening to the present reveals a world of new potential, where we can truly begin afresh, leaving behind our mistakes, our regrets, our tired agendas. In the light of mindfulness, every moment can be a release of the past, and a new beginning. We will hear teachings on cultivating “beginners’ mind”, practice sitting and walking meditation, and have some time for discussion and inquiry. Please join with the IMT sangha and start the new year with a fresh perspective.

The day will consist of sitting and walking meditation, mindful inquiry, Q&A, and Dharma teachings.

NEW LOCATION: the daylong will be held in a beautiful facility in the Tucson mountains!


We encourage you to register early as space is limited and will be based on a first come first served basis. Priority will be given to full time participants and part time participants will be put on a waiting list and notified when a space becomes available.


Chair or Meditation Cushions
Mug or Thermos and tea for drinking
Hot water and a cooler will be available 

DIRECTIONS: Will be sent in the confirmation letter

COST: Donation to the teacher offered at the end of the daylong.

Contact: Terry at or call 520-477-1897.

TEACHER:  Anna Douglas, Ph.D., is one of the founding teachers of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and a member of the Teaching Council, and the founder and guiding teacher of Insight Meditation Tucson. She has taught classes and retreats in the Insight Meditation tradition nationwide for over 30 years. She has a background in psychology and the arts, and offers ongoing psycho-spiritual mentoring for students. Most recently she has offered classes and retreats for those 55 and over who wish to explore the spiritual opportunities of aging, illness, and dying. She divides her time between the San Francisco Bay area and the Sonoran desert of Arizona. 

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